Jess will be culminating her residency with Surge with a shadow puppetry workshop (with me too!) on 12th June and a sharing day performance on 14th June at Surge HQ in Cadogan Square. All welcome.
Get info and workshop place by contacting Mel of Surge: email@example.com
Residency with Surge Scotland
Sharing Date: 14th June
Place: Surge's Studios Floor 2, 1 Cadogan Square 51 Cadogan Street Glasgow G2 7HF
Jessica will be experimenting with how puppetry can be used inVerbatim Theatre and the impact the puppet has on the audience when dealing with strong themes and Social Issues - specifically looking at Social Media's impact on young people's mental health. Jessica performed an early idea using the same Social Issue and Shadow Theatre, mixing puppetry and performer silhouettes at the Manipulate Festival 2018, programmed by Puppet Animation Scotland.
"A moving and important production that will only increase in importance as we continue to educate ourselves and the young generations on how to stay mentally safe online."
- Edinburgh Guide
Form; Verbatim Theatre and Puppetry - one muppet-style puppet, with light sources inside to project Shadow Puppetry onto nearby surfaces; ie laptop screen, plain face mask, curtain, dolls house etc. The Shadow Puppetry represents the main puppet thoughts, feelings and experiences.
Puppet Design: Pigsticks Productions
Technical Puppet Design: Babis Bozoglou
Theme: Social Media's effect on young people & Mental Health
Suitability: 12+ - themes of addiction, suicide, self-harm, mental health
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School is out and summer is here!
And summer really is here with sunshine and everything!
The culmination of my college course was ushered in with an award for Best Advanced Model making at Craft Ex 2018 for my Prototype Car and a coveted place at New Blades graduate recruitment fair. New Blades was a great experience. So great and inspiring to see everyone's models all in one building. I brought down Baby (without Mother because we were going by train), Humungous, The Secret Commonwealth novels and the Prototype Car. Got some good feedback and some contacts to follow up. Well worth the big round trip.
Mother and Baby are now officially "Mother's Ruin" and they had their debut at Solas Festival in Perthshire at the end of June. Brought to life by Jess, my performer, we equally delighted and terrified in good measure, making only two or so children cry. Must work on that. Got good feedback again with one of the Solas organisers saying,
The Gallacher brothers were my favourite thing of the weekend, and Mother's
Ruin was certainly the most nightmarish!
I'll take that as a compliment!
Next stop is Dundee Summer Streets Festival on 21st and 22nd June and then to Surge Festival in Glasgow on 11th and 12th Glasgow. The urban festivals will be an interesting change from the captive audience of the tiny Solas Festival.
So otherwise onwards and upwards and towards a new life. CV is brushed up, portfolio is gathered together and website updated. Time to flood a plethora of companies with the news of who is going to be their newest employee. They're such lucky people!
On Sunday 2nd October at The Thistle Gallery there will be a wonderful afternoon dedicated to Alice in Wonderland. A tea party with performance of extracts from the book, Alice themed art works available for purchase and lots of goodies. All to support MacMillan Cancer Support who do amazing work. I've one watercolour as part of the exhibition and I am so delighted that Carol at the Thistle Gallery invited me to show. Best of luck to all those showing and involved in the event. It'll be a magical event for everyone. It's ticketed at £30 but there are still some tickets left. Call Carol on 07745392117 for tickets and further details.
Jennifer Kilgour is an artist and maker specialising in model making, sculpture, painting and drawing.
She also loves making other things like wee animations (trained in that and everything), small coffee tables (singular) and walking the family dog in the woods.